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Republican funds spent at risque West Hollywood nightclub; investigation launched

March 29, 2010 | 11:11 am

The Republican National Committee is investigating allegations that nearly $2,000 in committee funds was spent at a provocative West Hollywood nightclub.

The Daily Caller reported that $1,946.25 was spent at Voyeur West Hollywood, an adult nightclub on Santa Monica Boulevard.

In a review of the club, The Times describe the Voyeur scene this way: "Provocative scenes play out above and beyond patrons' reach at the risque West Hollywood club. The inspiration? The film 'Eyes Wide Shut.' Let's be clear, however: This is not a sex club but rather a high-end nightclub that boasts inventive cocktails."

The Hill, a Capitol Hill newspaper, quoted an RNC spokesman as saying it was investigating the matter. But the spokesman said RNC Chairman Michael Steele "had no knowledge of the expenditure, nor does he find the use of committee funds at such a location at all acceptable."

According to The Times' review, Voyeur "has definitely caught Hollywood's attention. An unusual cavalcade of celebrities bypassed the rope on opening night, including music impresario Rick Rubin with actor Vincent Gallo in tow. Reality personality Jack Osbourne, Alice in Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell and actor Gerard Butler also made the scene."

-- Shelby Grad

Photo: Inside Voyeur. Credit: Los Angeles Times